Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in Kentucky each year. Getting the right treatment quickly after a stroke happens can make a huge difference in survival and recovery.
To ensure patients in Eastern Kentucky have access to the most advanced stroke treatment and prevention, all of the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) hospitals have joined the UK HealthCare/Norton Healthcare Stroke Care Network. This stroke collaboration is designed to provide the highest-quality care to patients by offering educational programs to ARH staff and the local community.
Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of stroke.
Anyone having a stroke should seek medical attention immediately. These are warning signs:
• Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm, or leg on one side of the body
• Sudden dimness or loss of vision, particularly in only 1 eye
• Loss of speech or trouble talking or understanding speech
• Sudden, severe headaches with no known cause
• Unexplained dizziness, unsteadiness or sudden falls, especially combined with any other symptom
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